Laboratory Information System (LIS)

Laboratory Information System (LIS)

“the essential needs of the modern Clinical Laboratory”

Before you even start to record in detail these needs, you should definitely have in mind this one. The modern Clinical Laboratory is not anymore just a detached service in one health unit, producing test results and simply return them through a particular process to attendant physicians in order to check the condition of their patients.

It is now, the cornerstone for the production of the most specialized and accurate medical data on which clinicians rely heavily to make critical decisions that govern patient’s diagnosis and treatment.

Laboratory services affect 60 to 70 percent of all critical clinical decisions, such as admission, discharge, and drug therapy and at the same time, Laboratory information is fundamental for the electronic medical record.

To meet such expectations and follow modern methods of operation, Laboratory Information Systems should, inter alia, incorporate functionalities such as to receive or generate test orders, to communicate with modern diagnostic equipment, to monitor and evaluate the quality of their results based on objective methods, to drive physicians in the diagnostic assessment of patient’s results by providing direct access to the historic values and auxiliary rule-based methods such as delta check.

Τhey still need to provide modern methods of automated direct distribution of results with safety and legality, to produce statistical reports assisting audit procedures and dictating Laboratory resource utilization.

They have to enable control and management of Laboratory materials stocks such as reagents and consumables with particular attention to expiration dates and to allow monitoring of storage and subsequent tracking of samples in accordance with those imposed by the laws and the regulatory environment.

Additionally, if the health unit in which they operate is a business organization and needs commercial support, they will still need at least to cover functions such as billing, receipts, contract management with insurance and other organizations and handling of specific pricelists.

Nowadays, all the above functionality is often required to be available in a multi-site environment that will consist of a joined network of laboratories, in geographically distributed locations with need for multilingual support.

It really sounds complicated and certainly is. But it is our job. We serve the health IT market for more than two decades.

For this reason we have designed, developed and we constantly continue to evolve our flagship product, the sLis Enterprise® LIS Module.

A software product that “knows” the requirements and international standards, taking into account the particularities and adapts to the needs of the modern Clinical Laboratory.